Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Recipe

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Peanut Butter Hot Fudge has a rich and thick peanut butter and chocolate flavor that tastes amazing on top of ice cream and other desserts.

Ice cream season is the best! I love vanilla ice cream because it goes with everything. However, I really enjoying topping ice cream with this delicious peanut butter hot fudge. Everything is better with chocolate.

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Peanut Butter Hot Fudge Recipe

Peanut butter hot fudge is convenient to have around because it keeps really well in the fridge. I just heat it up as needed when serving dessert.

It’s a quick and easy topping for ice cream that everyone likes. Seriously, I don’t think I know a single person who doesn’t enjoy the chocolate peanut butter combo.

Love live all the easy dessert recipes that just taste so good.

jar of peanut butter hot fudge with chocolate chunks around it

What’s the difference between hot fudge and chocolate sauce?

Hot fudge is much thicker than chocolate sauce or syrup. It is heavy cream-based and uses whole chocolates (instead of just cocoa powder) to add a richer flavor. Its thickness means you have to warm it up for it to become more liquid for serving but it’s worth it!

Can you freeze homemade hot fudge?

Yes! Make sure the jar you put it in is appropriate for freezing. You may need to add a little more cream to it after you thaw it out to get the consistency back how you want it but it will still taste great.

Can I use a different kind of chocolate?

The recipe calls for semi-sweet, which is my favorite for this, but you could also use milk chocolate or dark chocolate if you want to adjust how chocolatey it is. All chocolates taste amazing.

top view of a jar of peanut butter hot fudge with a bowl of peanut butter and chocolate chunks surrounding it

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5 from 2 votes

Peanut Butter Hot Fudge

Peanut Butter Hot Fudge has a rich and thick peanut butter and chocolate flavor that tastes amazing on top of ice cream and other desserts.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 2 Cups

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsly chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • pinch salt
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Instructions 

  • In a medium sauce pan heat the cream over medium heat until it starts to steam.
  • Pull the pan off the heat and add the chopped chocolate and peanut butter. Let the mixture sit for 30 seconds.
  • Whisk the cream, chocolate, and peanut butter together until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
  • Add the vanilla and salt and mix to combine.
  • Allow the mixture to cool for about 10 minutes before serving warm. The mixture will thicken slightly as it cools and will be a nice texture when it hits the cold ice cream.
  • Store any extras in an air-tight container in the fridge and reheat to warm before serving again.

Notes

  • Sometimes my powder sugar will be a bit clumpy which isn’t the dream. I’ve found it best to sift it into the bowl of liquid chocolate and cream while whisking or to have the powdered sugar in a separate bowl and then slowly pour the chocolate mixture into the powdered sugar while whisking. You’ll get a smoother product by doing one of these methods opposed to just plopping in the powdered sugar and then stirring it in.

Nutrition

Serving: 2 tablespoons of 2 cups, Calories: 145kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.01g, Cholesterol: 17mg, Sodium: 22mg, Potassium: 77mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 222IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 16mg, Iron: 1mg
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Peanut Butter Hot Fudge recipe is just the kind of topping you need in your life. It is thick, rich, and so tasty! 

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2 Comments

  1. Weeka says:

    FOUL. TEMPTRESS. Thanks for ruining my whole night with yearnings and cravings that cannot be quenched!

    And call me back!

  2. jlhoneyman says:

    I want to eat this immediately. Not even on ice cream, just a spoon will do!